Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2016 Shortlist revealed
The shortlist for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2016 has now been announced.
The partnerships making up the 2016 shortlist showcase that when the worlds of culture and commerce collide they create something amazing together. The businesses shortlisted range from the worlds of banking and dental to legal and printing. Arts entrants cover a diverse variety of art forms ranging from theatre to music and photography to literature.
Sharon Connolly, Operations Manager, Allianz remarked: “Yet again this year’s submissions reflect the real value that cultural and corporate partnerships bring to local communities, to business communities and to society at large. Many congratulations to all the very worthy projects who have been shortlisted and we look forward to an exciting Allianz Arts & Business NI Award Ceremony in 2016.”
Picture Caption: Members of the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2016 judging panel: Jaime Steele, Paul Blue Dot; Marie Louise Muir, BBC; Brian Beattie, Tennent’s NI; Damian McParland, Millar McCall Wylie and Grainne Walsh, Stratagem. Also pictured, John Graham, business manager, Allianz & Mary Nagele, chief executive, Arts & Business NI. Also on judging panel but not pictured, Dan Gordon, actor, playwright and A&B NI board member and Jackie Entwistle, Strata Marketing
Awards will be made in nine categories, six awards will be presented to the local business community including the prestigious Business of the Year Award. The Arts Award includes a cheque for £3,000 and the Allianz Community Art Award will be presented to the winning organisation alongside a prize fund of £2,000.
Business of the Year Award and Allianz Community Art Award shortlist and winners will be announced on the evening of the Awards.
The judging panel included representatives from the business world and the arts sector and was ably chaired by Actor, Playwright and A&B NI Board Member, Dan Gordon.
Mary Nagele, Chief Executive, Arts & Business NI commented: “Thanks to the judges for collating such an inspired shortlist and to Allianz who continue to give their vital support for these important Awards that celebrate creative partnerships between the worlds of culture and commerce.”
Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland commented: “The arts and business worlds are increasingly recognising the benefits of working closer together and it is important to encourage growth in this area. The Arts Council is delighted to support the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards which do so much to recognise and promote the successful and productive partnerships developed in NI and we wish every success to those who made it through to the shortlist.”
The winners will be revealed at the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards ceremony which is taking place at the Grand Opera House, Belfast on Wednesday 20th January 2016.
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Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2016 Judging Panel
Dan Gordon, Actor, Playwright and A&B NI Board Member (Chair)
Brian Beattie, Marketing Director, Tennent’s NI
Jackie Entwistle, Strata Marketing
Damian McParland, Millar McCall Wylie, Solicitors
Marie Louise Muir, Broadcaster, BBC
Jaime Steele, Managing Director, Pale Blue Dot
Grainne Walsh, Head of Consulting, Stratagem
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